The nation's best high schools?
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
U.S. News has come out with its list of the best high schools in the United States. Andy Rotherham of Education Sector explains the thinking behind the list. Jay Mathews at The Washington Post, who compiles his own list each year with Newsweek, has a very thoughtful reply to the new rankings, including interviews with administrators and other experts, many of whom question the idea of even ranking high schools at all. Check out the rankings and the debate; they make for some interesting reading.
[thanks to the Principal's Policy Blog for pointing to me to these]